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No one perfects a kick-turn or learns to lead climb on their own. It’s through the guidance, support and passion of the entire outdoor community that we plan our route and unite over our common love of the outdoors.

At POW, we rely on the outdoor community too. We rely on that same guidance, support and passion from athletes, scientists, creatives and forward-thinking business leaders to help protect the places we love.

We call them our Alliance — it’s going to take all of their efforts, and yours, to solve the climate crisis.

Alliance Spotlight

Tommy Caldwell

Tommy resides in Estes Park, Colorado with his wife Becca, son Fitz and daughter Ingred. He was raised by an adventurous father and mountain guide who taught him to embrace fear and doubt and turn them into inspiration. Given this attitude, Tommy has established some of the hardest routes in the country and free climbed 12 routes on El Capitan in Yosemite.

He believes difficult journeys, with little chance for success, teach him the most. This attitude is no better exemplified than by his first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in January of 2015, and his first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia in February of 2014.

“I go into the mountains each day as a way to explore limits and self and to increase my love for the world we live in.”

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Flip over your couch cushions. Dig through your coat pockets. Check your ski pack. And keep that change from your morning coffee. Because this Giving Tuesday all we're asking for in ONE BUCK. 💵⁠

By giving a buck, you’re showing you truly give a f#%k about Protecting Our Winters. And this year, every gift up to $10,000 is being matched dollar-for-dollar. You give a buck, it becomes two. Give five bucks, it becomes ten. And so on and so on! We kick things off today so head to our #linkinbio to give your buck now!⁠

📸: @acpictures
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Here's to all those getting out there this weekend! Don't forget the golden rule of this season: ⁠

Shred it, don't spread it. 😷⁠

Mask up, be safe and send it! ⁠

📸: @andrew_miller of @josh_dirksen
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Climate change doesn't recognize holiday weekends, which is why we're coming to you today with another edition of the POW Dispatch! ⁠

From John Kerry being named the official Climate Czar to GM flipping to California's side in a pollution fight with the President, a lot happened in the news this past week (including a major victory regarding the Pebble Mine in Alaska). ⁠

We've rounded it all up and are giving you the POW perspective, head to our #linkinbio now for more. ⁠

📸: @_greghill_ charges his electric car while prepping for a ski tour on Rogers Pass, Canada by @travisnrousseau⁠
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While many people spend the day after Thanksgiving chasing Black Friday deals, we want to take a moment to recognize #NativeAmericanHeritageDay and our Public Lands. ⁠

As members of the #OutdoorState, our public lands give us so much. Every time we step onto them to run, climb, ski, hike or ride - we are reminded that the land does not belong to us. It belonged once to the Native Americans residing there years ago, tribes that respected and cared for the land and recognized it’s utmost importance to our way of life. We continue to see that we have so much to learn from their ways, and that it is now everyone’s duties to protect this land no matter what. ⁠

So if you choose to #OptOutside today, remember to be safe, keep your distance, leave no trace and honor the land, so that we can continue enjoying it for generations to come.⁠

📸: Alliance member @sacredstoke by @isaiahboyle on Diné/Ute/Pueblos Territory 📍
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So ya, we're with you. Thanksgiving in 2020 pretty much sucks. But even with everything this year threw our way, here's a few things we here are POW are pretty grateful for: ⁠

▪️ Fresh air and dirt trails⁠
▪️ The fresh 8+ in. of snow that fell in Colorado this week!⁠
▪️ The #OutdoorState turning out for the largest election in modern history⁠
▪️ A legitimate excuse to not have to talk with "that" uncle about politics this year⁠
▪️ And dogs. Always dogs.⁠

Happy Thanksgiving POW family!⁠

📸: @dirtbagdarling
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Curious of the impact the #OutdoorState made in the election? Well, we figured we’d share a few fun facts with ya that we’re pretty proud of! ⁠

🔸 We secured over 29,000 voter intentions from those of you who pledged and made a plan to vote. 👏🏽⁠

🔸 49,186 people completed our Race To The Polls Challenge with @strava, covering 8.37 million miles! 🤯⁠

🔸 14,000 of you signed up to attend our virtual events, in a pandemic and all! Thank you to our community for constantly turning up! 💻⁠

All of these efforts lead to the biggest voter turnout in modern history. We’ll cheers to that! 🍻⁠

📸: @acpictures
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In the theme of giving thanks and Thanksgiving and all this week, we’d like to say thank you to the #OutdoorState for all the efforts you made this election season. ⁠

Because of you, climate change is now at the forefront of our incoming administration’s agenda (hello John Kerry 👋🏼). Because of those of you in places like Arizona, Colorado & Michigan, the Senate will have some new and familiar faces that are committed to seeing bold policy in action. Basically because of you, we’ll be celebrating this week on how far we’ve come, (even if it’s mostly virtual celebrations) and getting recharged for still how far we have to go! ⁠

📸: @acpictures
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Given the nature of 2020, for many this ski season is going to look different. With less people headed to crowded resorts & more taking to the backcountry, we wanted to remind everyone to have fun, but be prepared and stay safe! Alliance member @myshellparker has more 👇🏼

Repost from @myshellparker

Things have changed. It was clear as day this past March that there was an increase of backcountry users, also clear to me that many were heading out for the first time, likely without the knowledge that I consider to be mandatory before clicking in at the trail head. In no way would I ever want to deter anyone from experiencing the true joy that exists in the mountains and moving through them with your own two feet, it’s pure magic. I do, however want to reiterate what my friend @yoderyoder just posted about - the backcountry/sidecountry (I personally shy away from using this term because when you leave a resort boundary you are officially in the backcountry)/mountains are dangerous.

-Get educated: take an avalanche course. Join us at @safeasclinics - Do your homework. This is imperative to your backcountry success and can help make every trip a round trip. There is a financial cost to this, however there are many opportunities to apply for a scholarship to attend these course for free. Check out SAFE AS scholarship program and apply.

-There are friends on a powder day! Don’t go alone. Go with friends who are experienced and have similar desires. This is a great opportunity to work on teamwork, communication, and avoid common heuristics that get people into trouble. Go check out the acronym F.A.C.E.T.S. and familiarize yourself with human factors that often lead to accidents.

-Practice companion rescue! I make the effort to do beacon drills at least once a month throughout the season. Know your gear and how to use it. Make sure it’s functioning properly. Beacon checks at the trail head every single time. If you don’t know how to use your gear, learn that before you head out into the mountains.

-Be respectful of those around you. Communicate with others about your team’s plans & don’t drop in on anyone. Leave no trace. And have fun!
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